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Board of Zoning Appeals
The purpose of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to hear and decide administrative appeals, grant variances, interpret the boundaries of the zoning map, and to grant such special exceptions.


  • Third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
    January and February public hearings on the fourth Monday of the month due to City Offices being closed for holidays.
  • City Hall
    715 Princess Anne St.
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes | Public Notices


Five members, city residency required. Council submits nominations to the Circuit Court for approval. Term of office is five years, except that original appointments shall be made for such terms that the term of one member shall expire each year.
  • James "Jay" Jarrell, III Chair
          2nd Term: 01/01/2017 - 12/31/21
  • Helen P. Ross                       2ndTerm: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/ 2019 
  • Efrain Reyes                        Unexpired Term: 03/03/2015 - 12/31/2019

  • Matthew Muggeridge                      1st Term: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2019  
  • Tom O'Toole Alternate                    1st Term: 12/12/2017 - 12/31/2022   
  • Dr, Roy Gratz                                  1st Term: 03/13/2018 - 12/31/2020  


Applicants must submit applications, along with the application fee, payable to the City of Fredericksburg, to the Planning Services Division. Please also submit seven copies of any plats, plans, and other supporting material. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Filing deadlines are established to allow sufficient time to process applications and comply with public notification requirements. Application must be complete by deadline in order to be heard on the corresponding meeting date. Public notices will appear in The Free Lance-Star.

Contact Us
James D. Newman
Zoning Administrator

Community Planning and Building Department

715 Princess Anne St.
Room 215
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Ph: 540-372-1179

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

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